Me Oh My Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Pie!

Yipee, it’s Friday! Thanks to those of you who gave me advice on my technical problem yesterday, looks like I am up and running again!

We’ve got all kinds of Easter festivities at the school this morning, including a crazy raw egg drop from the school’s roof, so I will make this short and sweet…

These photos don’t do this recipe justice, trust me that this is a great weeknight dinner that the whole family loves! The boys were heckling me during the photo shoot, hence the crappy pictures….they were hungry!

It’s garlic bread and spaghetti all in one pretty little pie that is so much fun to eat. Break out your springform pans and jazz up garlic toast and spaghetti! Be sure to try the new Tree Top Trim with your dinner. It’s a great new juice that has 50% less sugar, only 60 calories per serving and is available at local Albertsons. We loved it!

Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Pie

1 lb spaghetti noodles

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 lb ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon Lawry’s garlic salt
26 oz jar of your favorite pasta sauce
10 fresh basil leaves stacked, rolled and thinly sliced (chiffonade)
1/4 Cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 Cup shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4-1/2 teaspoons Lawry’s garlic salt
1 roll Pillsbury French Bread Loaf

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.

2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions for 5 minutes then add beef, salt, pepper and garlic salt to brown, about 7-9 minutes. Reduce heat to low then stir in sauce, basil leaves and cooked pasta.

3. Open French Bread and unroll it to rectangle. With a knife cut it in 2 equal parts. Take one piece and press into the bottom of a well greased springform pan pressing up the sides slightly. Bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven. Transfer approximately 3/4 of the spaghetti into the pan (or fill about 3/4 way to the top of pan) (save leftover spaghetti for later). Sprinkle top with parmesan and cheddar cheese. Take remaining piece of dough and place it over top of spaghetti trying to cover entire surface. Brush olive oil over top of dough then sprinkle with garlic salt. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bread is just golden brown. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Have a great weeked! See you soon with something tasty!

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45 Responses
  1. Suzanne

    I made this for dinner last night. I was so pleased that it turned out just like the picture and just as I expected. It was delicious and a fun way to serve spaghetti. Thanks for the fun and yummy recipe!

  2. Lynne

    I had high hopes for this. The Pillsbury French Bread Loaf I bought DID NOT unroll into a rectangle. My daughter and I worked so hard trying to find a seam. I finally got out my rolling pin. No help there, the dough just shrank back to a small ball. No way could I get it to stretch out onto the bottom of the pan, didn’t even try on the top. We gave up and ate the spaghetti the regular way. The dough was so mangled I just tossed it. What could I have done differently???????

  3. Kelley Williams

    Tried the pie this weekend, as I have a picky cousin that stayed with us, but knew she liked spaghetti. It was a hit, not only with her, but my even pickier children. My own thoughts were that it was delicious as well. However, may have used too big of a springform pan because I could not seem to roll the dough thin enough to completely cover top or bottom. Also, there was no leftover spaghetti after filling 3/4 of the pan. So, maybe a springform pan smaller than a 10″. I’m not sure, but will definately make repeatedly. Thanks

  4. Julie

    When I saw this on your blog I just knew I had the make this for my family….well today was the day. Rave reviews. All thumbs up. I even used the Mezzetta creamy marina sauce instead of my usual Prego Fresh Mushroom. What a tasty sauce. What a unique way of making it in a spring form pan as opposed to the traditional pie plate. It was sheik cooking at its best. Thank you for sharing your cooking talents with us.

  5. JennyMac

    OMG….I am sooooooooo making this tomorrow….I got my dough and ground beef thawing as I write. Thanks Jenny…..killah recipe!

  6. Andy

    Reminds me of one of my favorite, quick recipes for leftover pasta. Add some egg, flour, and milk to turn the sauce into a batter and fry them up like pancakes.

    Works especially well with fettuccine in Mornay (white sauce with cheese) and toasted garlic.

  7. Jennifer

    I made this Sunday night and it was very tasty but I had a lot of leftover spaghetti and ground beef that couldn’t fit into the “pie”.

  8. Elyse

    Hope the egg drop went well. Don’t you worry about the pictures. This spaghetti pie looks FABULOUS to me. I love the idea of a spaghetti pie. How delicious! I’m totally going to try this.

  9. LilSis

    Me oh My is right! My 15 year old son would love this recipe. I’ll have to surprise him with it one day.

    Ha! I can relate to the heckling. I’ve been trying to take photos before with everyone hovering over me with a plate and fork in hand!

    Your photos still turned out good! Thanks!

  10. Sharon

    What a neat looking dish! I get heckled by my “big” boy all the time, I can’t imagine what it’s like to make actual kids wait 🙂

  11. Laura P.

    my mom has a great spaghetti pie recipe…that’s a great idea to have it inbetween garlicky bread stuff (techincal term ; )…yum!

  12. Live.Love.Eat

    This looks delish and so unique. Sorry I haven’t been around as much but I am catching up and don’t want to miss one post from you so on I go……

  13. Becca

    Wow, this looks SO delish! I want to eat it right this second. I’m definitely adding this to our menu for next week, can’t wait to try it!

  14. carol

    What a wonderful looking pie…spaghetti and garlic bread in one? Jenny, you’re a genius!
    Doggone it…we don’t have an Albertson’s around here….but I will keep my eye out for Tree Top Trim juice in the local grocery stores. It sounds really good, and I know my daughter would be interested in it too.

  15. Meghan

    This looks so good! Spaghetti AND garlic bread in one dish – I’m in! Never heard of the Tree Top Trim before. I will have to look in our grocery store. We love juice but not all the sugar!

  16. Barbara Bakes

    I checked out the Tree Top Trim and it looks great! I’ll have to give that and this recipe a try!

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